- RUC : 20600847156
- Business Type : TRADING COMPANY
- Main Products : Coffee, Cocoa.
- Main Markets : GERMANY , UNITED STATES
- Total of Employees : 6
- Year Established : 2015
- Exports Since : 2018
- Certificates : FairTrade
The Monte Azul Agrarian Cooperative was created on october 3, 2015, based in the city of Tarapoto by the initiative of small producers belonging to the provinces of Lamas and El Dorado, deepartment of San Martín - Peru. The Monte Azul area of intervention presents a rugged geology, with the presence of native flora and fauna and landscapes with abundant vegetation. The climate is temperate with temperatures ranging between 22 to 30 ° C on average. In its beginnings, Monte Azul had great difficulties; one of them was to convince more farmers located in the communities to join the organization, since these areas are forgotten by local and regional government authorities. It is for this reason that farmers in these sectors were reluctant that the cooperative model could generate important changes. To achieve the export goal, several managers selflessly supported money for capital stock. Likewise, the commitment of the partners who contributed their beans, both coffee and cocoa, is rescued until the delivery and payment of the sale by the client is achieved. Thanks to the work of their leaders, partners and technical team, they encouraged the rest of the inhabitants to be part of the cooperative, making them aware of the great value that the union has to generate development in their populated centers. Monte Azul has 285 partners distributed in 17 communities. To date, strategic allies such as the NGO Agriterra from the Netherlands, the NGO CLUSA from the US, Root Capital and the Regional Government of San Martín have joined the project. Monte Azul currently has the organic and fairtrade (fair trade) certification for the production and commercialization of coffee and cocoa, issued by the control unión and FLO Cert certifiers, respectively. The difficult situations they have had, served to understand that the drive and enthusiasm to grow, can mean drastic and / or transcendental changes in this group of farmers.